|Why don't androids dream of electric sheep?
|This is a freeform discussion to explore the potential mechanisms involved in sleep and evaluate their benefit in the generation of learning architectures.
All beings with biological brains exhibit some form of sleep, from ants to humans. It has been suggested sleep is necessary for the cleaning of chemicals in the brain or energy efficiency from inactivity but there is evidence that certain sleep stages are involved in memory consolidation and abstract reasoning. This discussion group aims to discuss applications of potential sleep mechanisms to neural network development.